Village and services
Located in the Municipality of Utsjoki, Nuorgam is a traditional riverside Sámi village. Today’s population is approximately 200 and the languages spoken here are Finnish, Sámi and Norwegian. The main sources of livelihood are natural economies, cross-border trade and tourism. The village services have a long history due to the proximity of Norway and cross-border trade. Indeed, the unemployment rate in Nuorgam is zero and some of the villagers work in Norway.
Nuorgam is a traditional riverside Sámi village with its villagers earning their livelihoods from natural economies, fishing, willow grouse hunting and cattle farming, particularly tending sheep. Historically, reindeer husbandry did not play a big role, but has increased since. Because of the barren natural conditions of the northern location, it has not been possible to cultivate crops.
Nuorgam has a wide range of services available. Opening hours can be checked direct from the companies’ websites.
Nuorgam does not have a bank automat (ATM). The closest ATM is located in the village of Inari (170 km) and a credit card ATM in the municipality of Tana on the Norwegian side of the border (25 km).